[DOTT] [PC] Audio stuttering/crackling.

Issue:
  • The audio appears to stutter/crackle when you are in-game on PC.
The Fix:

We have included the ability to disable FMOD DSP via a command-line option [--DisableFMODDSP]. 
Note however that this option might not entirely fix the problem, but is more of a way to minimize CPU overhead while the game is running, which could cause audio stuttering.

To disable FMOD DSP in Steam:

  1. Make sure the Steam client has updated to a BuildID greater than or equal to 1032456
    • Right-click on [Day of the Tentacle Remastered] in Steam Library, select [Properties]
    • Click on the [Local Files] tab
    • You should see the [Current content BuildID: XXXXXXX] (should be >= 1032456)
  2. Change the launch option to [--DisableFMODDSP]
    • Right-click on [Day of the Tentacle Remastered] in Steam Library, select [Properties]
    • Click on the [General tab] (should be default)
    • Click on [Set Launch Options...]
    • Add [--DisableFMODDSP] to the input box and click [OK]

  3. Run the game.
To disable FMOD DSP in DRM-free builds:
  1. The option to run [--DisableFMODDSP] is in v1.1.6 or greater.
  2. Construct a way to run the Dott.exe with the command line paramater  [--DisableFMODDSP].
  3. You will most likely have to drop into a command line and run [C:\Dott.exe --DisableFMODDSP].
Other potential fixes:
  • Update the Realtek high definition drivers to 6.0.1.7730.
  • Other users have found launching the game in Windows 8 compatibility mode from Windows 10 has also fixed their sound issue.
  • Try lowering the sample rate of your sound card from anything higher than 44.1 khz to  44.1 khz

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